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The Best Hotels In Kansas City (Missouri) For Business Travelers, 2020

Kansas City (Missouri)

Kansas City is a double city in the Midwest, straddling the border between Kansas and Missouri. Visitors are drawn to the city by its jazz heritage, fountains, and barbecue. You can go downtown to the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District to visit the American Jazz Museum. The city is also called ‘Barbecue Capital’ thanks to its delicious steaks and barbecue. Another major attraction is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art that showcases nearly 40,000 works of art, both ancient and contemporary. The best time to visit ‘The City of Fountains’ is from May to August when the days are warm and wet. Best Hotels in Kansas City:

  1. The Raphael Hotel
    325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City
    Kansas City’s original luxury boutique hotel on the Plaza, The Raphael Hotel is an architectural landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Your senses will be pampered by a unique blend of vintage hospitality and contemporary sophistication the place offers. Both business and leisure travelers can indulge in regional American cuisine and live jazz at Chaz on the plaza. The statue of ‘The Boy with the Thorn’ will keep you mesmerized through the entirety of your stay.
  2. Residence Inn by Marriott
    1535 Baltimore, Kansas City
    This hotel has been designed keeping in mind short and extended stays of travelers with plenty to offer in terms of comfort and convenience. You can indulge in the warmth of home in the modern suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Other amenities include full-size kitchens, complimentary grocery shopping service, a fitness center, and an indoor pool that will make your stay worth remembering.
  3. Hotel Indigo Kansas City – The Crossroads 
    2020 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City
    You will be enthralled by how this historically certified three-story hotel has incorporated local artwork to reflect the city’s thriving creative scene. All 81 rooms of this hotel feature custom fabric headboards and specially commissioned art, including a framed paintbrush, to honor the legacy of the place, which was once a paintbrush factory. You can easily access the more than 20 square blocks of restaurants, galleries, studios, and creative spaces on The Crossroads.
  4. Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection 
    1111 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City
    You will find stylish rooms replete with striking views and natural lighting in this hotel, fittingly complemented by a chic restaurant that serves mouthwatering cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. You can also use Ambassador’s three sophisticated meeting spaces to take your celebrations and conferences to lofty levels. The hotel is strikingly close to Sprint Center, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, and The Kansas City Convention Center if you are always ready for adventure and entertainment.
  5. Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza 
    401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City
    This 366-room hotel personifies contemporary elegance. You will be swept away by the exceptional service, luxurious rooms, sophisticated meeting facilities, and other modern amenities. While here, you can sharpen your golfing skills even as you have easy access to nearly 200 stores, including distinctive boutiques and restaurants, at the Country Club Plaza.
  6. The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center 
    1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City
    Located in the city’s downtown, this upscale hotel offers excellent service that includes a complimentary shuttle service to the area’s most popular attractions. You can relax in the outdoor pool, workout in the fitness studio, or tickle your taste buds at the onsite restaurant. The event space at the hotels spans over 53,000 square feet and is directly accessible to the Crown Center Exhibit Hall.
  7. The Fontaine 
    901 W. 48th Place, Kansas City
    A sophisticated destination for both business and leisure travelers, The Fontaine sits right on the city’s best upscale shopping area at Country Club Plaza. You will be dazzled by the spirited Renaissance artwork that adorns the walls, the hand-blown Venetian glass chandeliers floating overhead, and the intricately carved wood paneling. The hotel has 132 luxurious guest rooms that include a presidential suite and nine spacious suites. Relax at the Parker, the rooftop restaurant and bar, which serves progressive American cuisine-inspired dining.
  8. Hotel Phillips Kansas City 
    106 West 12th Street, Kansas City
    This 217-room hotel is a historical landmark located in the heart of the city’s downtown area. The art deco hotel is styled with a hip atmosphere and offers travelers lush accommodation that combines vintage and contemporary luxury. You can avail of top-class service that includes a health club and a concierge to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
  9. Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center 
    2345 McGee Street, Kansas City
    This hotel offers you luxurious accommodation right in the heart of the city’s downtown area. The Sheraton Signature beds will make your stay delightfully comfortable while you can enjoy classic American cuisine at the restaurant. You can get directly connected to the shops and restaurants of Crown Center and easily access popular attractions such as the Union Station, Country Club Plaza, and the Convention Center.
  10. Southmoreland on the Plaza 
    116 E 46th Street, Kansas City
    You will find accommodation in this hotel beyond the ordinary. Located conveniently in The Country Club Plaza district, this Bed and Breakfast is casual and pleasing, with upscale décor and attention to detail. Each room features a little extra, such as a treetop deck, balcony, and an in-wall fireplace. You can indulge in complimentary wine and an hors d’oeuvre while each morning of your stay will be enriched by a gourmet breakfast.

Top attractions of Kansas City

  • National World War
  • American Jazz Museum
  • Westport Neighborhood
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Arabia Steamboat Museum
  • Union Station
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Toy and Miniature Museum
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Hallmark Visitors Center

Best Luxury Hotels For Business Travelers by CEOWORLD magazine

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Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Global Assignment Editor
Ryan Miller is the Global Assignment Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. He covers anything and everything related to CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide, whether lists or lifestyle, business or rankings. During his five-year tenure at CEOWORLD magazine, he has employed his expertise in data science across several roles. Ryan was previously responsible for data modelling and analytics, as well as secondary research, on the CEOWORLD magazine Custom Research team. He can be reached on email You can follow him on Twitter at @ceoworld.